Flashing Orange light on Power-Up
Hi, Can anybody suggest an alternative remedy. I replaced the hard drive on my 1st gen Apple TV as I was told it would almost certainly the hard drive. After ordering one and fitting it, I still have the orange flashing light.!!!
Any other ideas what it might be ?
This might help, worked for me:
I opened up the Apple TV and popped out the Button-Cell battery for about 10-15 seconds. Verified it still had a 3V charge, and replaced it. Booted back up and after 10 seconds, held down the Menu and - button to get to diagnostics and it worked. Said nothing wrong and continued booting. Hope this helps!
1. unplug unit
2. after 1 minute plug back in and hold the menu and button for 3 seconds.
(unit should reboot and go into recovery mode)
3. In recovery mode, run diagnostics and if passed then perform factory resotre.
4. Problem should be resolved - resync with iTunes, run updates
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Just an addition... I tried this and it didn't work. However, I was using a Logitech Harmony remote. Since it operated the Apple TV just fine, I figured it would work for the reboot process. It didn't. However, when I dug up the Apple remote it then worked and now my Apple TV is fine.